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September 2002 Site updates


September 27, 2002

September 25, 2002

  • Saskatoon 2002 Minute Book in Events» Saskatoon
  • News Releases
    • Mennonite youth dip into Aboriginal culture
      Winnipeg, Man.—What happens when you immerse four Southern Manitoba youth in Northern Aboriginal culture for a week? A lot of inspiration, energy, and enthusiasm are released, according to Walter Franz, director of Mennonite Church Canada Native Ministries.
    • 5 & 2 Multiplying for all
      Winnipeg, Man.—
      Bible study and church community can lead to amazing things. For Ester and Omar Cortes-Gaibur, Witness workers in Santiago, Chile, it resulted in a shelter for abused women and a family violence prevention program.
    • New denominational minister appointed
      Winnipeg, Man.—Sven Eriksson has been named as the next Denominational Minister for Mennonite Church Canada. He succeeds Henry Paetkau, who leaves the position at the end of 2002 to become president of Conrad Grebel College.
    • Robbery turns violence into grace
      Barranquilla, Colombia—
      A gunpoint robbery within the first month of Amanda and Gamaliel Falla’s arrival in Barranquilla, Colombia, is serving as a springboard to launch a new ministry.
    • Peace Sunday song in Equipping Canada
      Winnipeg, Man.—Churches have received their October Equipping Canada packets containing news and resources from Mennonite Church Canada, including a special “God of our Refuge” peace resource through song.
    • Shaping congregational leadership
      Winnipeg, Man.—Congregational leaders have two special opportunities to shape the future of leadership in MC Canada.
      Two surveys distributed by Mennonite Church Canada are leadership related. One proposes a new journal for church leadership, the other seeks to assess the current picture of congregational ministry and pastoral leadership in Mennonite Church Canada.
    • 2002 MC Canada directory, assembly minutes available
      Winnipeg, Man.—The new 2002 Mennonite Church Canada phone directory is now available, and for the first time an electronic version is available to members of Mennonite Church Canada as well as a printed copy.
    • Horsch to assume editorial leadership of Adult Bible Study and new teacher resource
      Winnipeg, Man.—James E. Horsch will assume editorial leadership for Adult Bible Study and the new Adult Bible Study Teacher beginning with the Summer 2003 issues of these publications, announced Phil Bontrager, interim CEO of Mennonite Publishing House.

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September 11, 2002

September 10, 2002

  • Stomach of a guest smaller than horn of a goat
    Winnipeg, Man.—Our Christian brothers and sisters in Zimbabwe, the Brethren in Christ Church, are inviting the members of the Anabaptist family to gather in Bulawayo in August 2003.

  • MPH receives loan for debenture repayment
    Winnipeg, Man. and Newton, Kan. (MC Canada and MC USA)—
    Mennonite Publishing House (MPH) has received a one-year repayable loan of $2.3 million (all funds listed in US dollars) from a supportive Mennonite-related institution that wishes to help the struggling publisher retire all of its outstanding debentures (loans owed to individuals and churches). This action, while not changing the total amount of MPH debt, will greatly simplify the financial structure of MPH and bring it into full compliance with known regulatory requirements.

  • Join the class: Missional formation in progress
    Winnipeg, Man.—Jack Suderman recently received a telephone call from a congregation at a crossroads; with their building just paid off and the congregation in the midst of a pastoral transition, they saw an opportunity to re-orient their church and rewrite their constitution, and "through the lens of the missional vision."

September 9, 2002

September 6, 2002

  • About» Structure page updated to reflect changes of board and committee membership and relationships.

September 4, 2002